Pierre Garcon “very limited” in practice, Shanahan says

Pierre Garcon Pierre Garcon scores on an 88-yard pass play in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints Sunday

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said wide receiver Pierre Garcon was “very limited” in practice today, and coaches don’t know whether he can play Sunday.  Garcon caught a series of passes from Robert Griffin III while standing still on the field following practice.  

The Redskins’ top receiver didn’t stop for interviews afterward but said, “feeling good, feeling good,” and added that he had to go receive treatment.

Shanahan said that Aldrick Robinson could start if Garcon is unable to play. He said the team has a couple of options it is considering.

Safety Brandon Meriweather, who sprained a knee, also did not practice Thursday, Shanahan said.

Shanahan expects the Rams to test his punt team on Sunday following the block by the New Orleans Saints. He said a missed assignment was the reason for the block, which led to a touchdown. But he said his team is working to shore up that area.

Shanahan said although there is now film on Griffin, he expects the Redskins to dictate to teams because the scheme presents many different options.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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Mike Jones · September 13, 2012